Mods / Item Lights

Category: #Tweak
Author: Taska
Side: Both
Created: Mar 28th 2021 at 6:36 PM
Last modified: Jan 1st 2022 at 8:09 PM
Downloads: 5043
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Latest file for v1.16.0-rc.5: 1-click install

Candle, why won’t you light my path at night? You glow with fire and yet I stumble around in the darkness…

Item Lights is a mod that aims to address an odd inconsistency in Vintage Story. Unlike blocks, items cannot emit light when held in hand or tossed on the ground. This means that a lit candle won’t light up the area, while a torch will.

This mod gives items the same illumination capabilities as blocks have. Candles, Temporal Gears, and the creative Wand are now light sources with Item Lights.


For Modders

Your mods can take advantage of this system too if installed alongside Item Lights! You only need to give your item or block an attribute like this: "itemlight": [0, 0, 6]

Any byte array value that matches this graphic should work(hover to see values):


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Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.0.2 3521 Jan 1st 2022 at 8:09 PM Show Install now
v1.0.1 936 Jul 16th 2021 at 7:12 PM Show Install now
v1.0.0 586 Mar 28th 2021 at 6:38 PM Show Install now

7 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 Falco, Dec 4th 2023 at 11:54 AM

This mod breaks refueling the night vision helmet. in 1.18.x

I think it's obsolete anyway.

💬 TaskaAuthor, Jul 11th 2022 at 12:58 AM

Shion The mod's functionality will be implemented into vanilla Vintage Story in 1.17. Candles will emit light in 1.17.0 pre-3 when held in hand. Soo, Item Lights will be redundant come the next update. It should still work, least, it does in 1.17.0 pre-2. It won't be ported to further vanilla patches unless there's a need.

💬 TaskaAuthor, Jun 17th 2022 at 1:22 PM

Shion It should be relatively simple to update Item Lights

💬 Shion, Jun 15th 2022 at 4:36 AM

Just wondering if this mod will become obsolete with 1.17 update.

💬 TaskaAuthor, Jan 4th 2022 at 7:02 PM

Shion Ooh yea probably without too much trouble. I'd probably set up a config with this set off by default since it's probably not an expected behaviour. Would be pretty cool to have them light up when in a display case(that's a thing right, nuggets in a display case?), too. I'll probably add that functionality alongside.

💬 Shion, Jan 4th 2022 at 4:08 AM

Can you add tiny light to ore nuggets?

💬 CJHKnight2, Mar 29th 2021 at 8:48 PM

Thanks for doing this! It has been on my mind that candles did not light a room. Seemed rather silly they did not, now they do!

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